If wealthy people dream of plenty of Bedclothes, it is a warning of loss of money. But if the dreamer is poor, or only moderately well-to-do, then it is a sign of coming improvement in the financial condition.... Mystic Dream Book
If you are well off and you dreamed of having lots of bedclothes, it is a warning against serious reverses through lack of proper supervision of your investments.
But if your income is on the modest to poor side, you can expect a comfortable improvement shortly.
To dream of putting a bolster on a bed signifies an embarrassing marital situation coming up; to put fresh slips on pillows predicts an approaching opportunity which should be grasped.
However, if your dream specifically concerned the condition of the bedclothes, then its significance must be interpreted according to whether the bed was clean and neatly made, pleasant or unpleasant in appearance, white or colored linen, etc., and such details should be looked up under their separate headings.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a bus driver, suggests that you will advance rapidly in life through learning and gaining knowledge.... My Dream Interpretation
If we dream of being carried, we may feci that we are in need of support.
To dream of carrying someone registers the fact that we may be accepting responsibility for someone else and that this responsibility is a burden.
When we are prepared to ‘carry’ something we are taking Spiritual Responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being carried by someone else suggests we are in need of nurturing and support. Whilst carrying another person can mean we are being burdened by someone else’s problems.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
(See Mr. Clean.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For a woman to dream that her clothing is soiled or torn, her virtue will be dragged in the mire if she is not careful of her associates. Clean new clothes, denotes prosperity.
To dream that you have plenty, or an assortment of clothes, is a doubtful omen; you may want the necessaries of life.
To a young person, this dream denotes unsatisfied hopes and disappointments. See Apparel. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or danger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sexual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, especially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.
Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doctor’s being examined.
It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being adequate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Armour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or immature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for father figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: attitudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Changing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- Clothes can often act as a protection against being touched. This protection may also be against having the real self violated. Clothes can conceal or reveal. In covering up nudity they conceal our perceived imperfections and, by implication, disguise our sexuality. In revealing certain parts of us our dreams may show in what ways we are v ulnerable. Getting undressed can suggest the shedding of old beliefs and inhibitions. Losing one’s clothes or being naked highlights our vulnerability and fears. Dressing inappropriately, e.g. wearing formal clothes on a casual occasion and vice versa When we find ourselves in this position in a dream, we are conscious of our own difficulty in ‘fitting in’ with other people. It will depend 011 the dream scenario whether we are surprised or distressed. and it is often the emotion that we experience which gives us the correct interpretation. We may be deliberately not conforming to others’ perception of us, or trying to conform too much in adopting a certain role.
The colour of the clothing is often significant (see Colour). Clothes being worn by someone to whom they do not belong There is confusion in the dreamer’s mind as to which roles are appropriate for each character.
A man wearing woman’s clothing The dreamer needs to be more conscious of their feminine side.
A uniform on a woman The dreamer is highlighting the need to be aware of the more disciplined and masculine side of their personality. Changing clothes We are attempting to change our image. Clothes that have been cut short We may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to pastures new for our entertainment. Pretty clothes We have much to appreciate in our lives. Clothes belonging to a particular person We are being reminded of that person, even though we are aware that they cannot necessarily be with us.
Various articles of clothing are believed to have certain symbolic meanings:
Coat/Shawl (and especially a cloak) A coat can suggest warmth and love, but also protection. This protection can be either physical or emotional, and particularly in the case of a cloak, can be the spiritual protection of Faith.
A sheepskin coat may emphasise this significance (also see Sheep in Animals). Fear of losing the coat can suggest the fear of losing faith and belief.
The coat may be too short, or not thick enough We may be fearful that our love, or the protection we have, is not adequate for our needs.
Gloves - also see individual entry The meaning of gloves can be ambivalent. They can represent covering and protecting oneself, but also ‘showing one’s hand’ and challenging the status quo.
A hat is a symbol of wisdom and the intellect and also of protection. It can also signify both spirituality and sexuality, depending 011 the other aspects of the dream.
Pyjamas suggest relaxation and hence openness.
Raincoat A raincoat again holds the symbolism of protection, but this time against other people’s emotional onslaught. Very occasionally it may suggest some kind of wish to return to a womb- like state.
Shirt A shirt can suggest appropriate action, but also, as in a hair shirt, grief and pcnitencc.
Shoes signify our ability or otherwise to be grounded and in touch with everyday life.
Recognising shoes that we, or others, arc wearing in a dream are strange alerts us to an adjustment that needs to be made to our attitude to life. Lacing up shoes in a dream is supposed to be a well-known symbol of death as are shoes on a table. Tie A tie in can have several significances in dreams.
For some it can represent correctness and good behaviour, and for others, presumably because of its shape, it will signify the phallus.
When we dream of underclothes - whether our own or other people’s we arc considering hidden attitudes to self-image or sexuality.
Veil or veil-like garments (also see individual entry) When we, or others, are wearing a veil we are either trying to hide something, or arc only partially accepting knowledge about ourselves or our relationship to others.
3- Clothes can suggest spiritual protection.
For instance, certain types of clothes will highlight roles and status.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
How do the clothes feel? Are they itchy or uncomfortable? If so, this reveals discomfort with yourself or a situation in which you’ve been placed.
Old or tattered clothing indicates self-neglect or feelings of inferiority.
Changing clothes: A transition in status, jobs, relationships, and the like.
A statement of individuality and how you see yourself (e.g., “clothes make the man”).
Rejecting or throwing away out-of-date clothing: New enterprises, loves, characteristics. Forsaking outmoded ways of thinking and living.
Each color of clothing has different oracular value. Yellow indicates financial progress, blue portends success from tenacious efforts, red reveals a timely deliverance from a difficult situation, green is prosperity and happiness, and mixed hues foretell swift changes.
Each item of clothing also has slightly different meaning, much of which is dependent on your perception.
For example, a businessman dreaming about tying his tie again and again might interpret this as too much attention to his appearance at
work instead of the work quality.
Dreaming of tightening your belt probably relates to financial struggles.
Dirty clothing sometimes represents the soiling of someone’s virtues.
Cross-dressing represents a figurative “trying on” of masculine or feminine attributes that you wish to develop. This can also reveal a greater balance of the Yin-Yang energies within you (see Hermaphrodite, Homosexuality).... The Language of Dreams
Undershirt, slip: expresses your innermost, unconscious feelings. Underpants, panties: your sexual needs, desires, and hopes. Shirt or blouse: all feelings, cravings, or passions. Pants or skirt: your erotic desires. Coat: your “facade,” how others react to you.
Shoes: your present situation, where you are at the moment.... Dreamers Dictionary
To put on Clothes is a fortunate sign, but if you make any error, you must not correct it, or you will spoil your luck.... Mystic Dream Book
The clothes you wear in your dream are always a statement about your feelings, attitudes and position in life. Consider how the clothes and their color made you feel. See Pants, Blouse, Bra, Underwear, Dress, Suit and Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For instance, certain types of clothes will highlight roles and status.
The priest’s habit or judges robes are two such examples.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The colour of the clothing is often significant. Clothes being worn by someone to whom they do not belong indicate there is confusion in the our mind as to which roles are appropriate for each character.
If a man is wearing woman’s clothing it shows that we need to be more conscious of our feminine side.
A uniform on a woman highlights the need to be aware of the more disciplined and masculine side of our personality.
If we are changing clothes we are attempting, or perhaps need to consider how, to change our image. Clothes that have been cut short indicate that we may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to pastures new for our entertainment, whereas particularly pretty clothes show we have much to appreciate in our lives.
If we are aware that clothes belonging to a particular person then we are being reminded of that person, even though we are aware that they cannot necessarily be with us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are constantly changing your clothes represents the need for change and your need to fit into a new situation.
To dream that you can’t find anything to wear indicates anxiousness or nervousness about fitting into some social group or situation - you’re not sure who to be these days.
To dream of putting on or wearing multiple layers of clothing suggests that you are feeling vulnerable and under attack by others.
To dream of wearing the same clothes as someone else could mean you wish you had certain qualities that person possesses. It can also mean you are feeling close to that person.
To dream that your clothes fit too tightly suggests that you feel smothered in a relationship.
To dream that you are shopping for clothes represents your anxieties about trying to fit in.
To dream that your clothes are wet, suggests that you are drenched in emotions. It also signifies spirituality.
To dream that your clothing is torn or ripped, indicates that there is some flaw in your thinking or thought process. Your logic is not making sense. You need to alter your reasoning.
To dream of faded clothing symbolizes lost hopes.
If you dreamed of you or someone else wearing old-fashioned clothing, this suggests that you are letting go of outdated childhood ideas and moving on.
To dream of wearing your clothes inside-out suggests that you need to protect your reputation by cooling down your romantic activities.
A dream about designer or expensive clothing suggests that you are overly concerned with impressing others. This dream symbolizes the act you put on in front of people. Alternatively, it may be an indicator that you are “well suited” for a new role you are taking on.
To dream that you forget to put on an item of clothing, suggests that you are not seeing all sides of a situation. You may be missing important facts, or not understanding a crucial point, that would make things much more clear to you.
To dream about clothes that are too big for you, indicates that you are lacking confidence in some situation. You may have been placed in a role that you don’t feel ready for, or are unsure of what to do next in a relationship. Also see “Dryer” and “Washing Machine.”... My Dream Interpretation
• Dreams involving clothes are related to our identities.
The colours and condition of your dream clothes will symbolise how you feel about yourself or how others perceive you.
• Clothes dreams often focus on whether you have the right outfit for the right occasion signifying where you feel you fit or don’t fit in with the people in your life.
• Do you need to change your identity in some way? Are you being noticed for the wrong reasons or perhaps you’re feeling invisible?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
It is a dream of contrary with respect to quantity, as the more clothes you had in your dream the more urgent is the warning to prepare for difficulties ahead.
However, if you were only partly dressed, or stark naked, money luck is on the way.
On the other hand, the act of putting on clothes in a dream signifies success ahead, whereas undressing is a forecast of reverses.
Shabby or soiled clothes are a warning against business dealings with, or through, friends.
Tight, uncomfortable, or back-to- front clothes suggest a need to protect your reputation by cooling down your sexual activities.
See also Colors, Costume, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If you are wearing old and worn-out clothes, this may indicate either anxiety about your attractiveness or feelings of inferiority, or that you need to discard some habitual way of meeting life, some set of (negative) attitudes or beliefs.
(3) If old and tattered clothes are worn in the dream by someone else, this probably means there is some part of you - some capacity or aspect of your potential self - that you are neglecting or keeping locked away in the cellars of your psyche.
If the person wearing the tattered clothes is of the opposite sex, your anima or animus may be in need of attention (for anima / animus). See also Brother / Sister, Cinderella.
(4) Changing your clothes might indicate a change of lifestyle or of attitude; changing your persona or becoming a new person. (For persona)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A costume dream may suggest a past life experience, presented because the lessons you are going through now are the same ones you were confronted with then.... The Dream Books Symbols
The quality and style of clothing in a dream will provide you with different shades of meaning for your interpretation. Old clothes might represent old ways of being that are being stirred up. New clothes could indicate a desire or need to match your inner growth and shifts with your outer presentation.
A costume might illuminate roles you are playing in your life that are false, whereas your own clothes indicate that the issue at hand is with your present sense of self. Being inappropriately dressed represents your concern about fitting in with others. Wearing too many clothes can sometimes indicate a lack of comfort with your sexuality or body image. Having to deal with many layers of clothing denotes that there are obstacles between where you are and a deeper level of authentic expression.
A desire to take clothes off may mean a need to break out of a stereotypical role you find yourself in, while adding more clothes could mean putting on a few more layers in order to protect yourself from perceived outside harm. No clothes usually reflects feeling very open and, therefore, vulnerable.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In waking life, clothes protect, conceal and reveal and so in dreams they depict the façade, or persona, you create for other people; by so doing, they tell you where you may be vulnerable or exposed in waking life. The colors and condition of your dream clothes are especially important as they may symbolize how you are feeling about yourself, or how others perceive you. For example, if you were dressed in brightly colored designer clothes and were basking in the admiration of others, this may indicate good self-esteem, whereas if you were dressed in dark, shabby-looking garments in dreamland, and you felt miserable and self-conscious, it may be that this is how you are feeling in the real world.
Dreams about clothes can often focus on whether you are wearing the right outfit for the right occasion. For example, you may turn up at a party dressed totally inappropriately, you may have problems getting dressed, or you may find yourself walking naked down a busy street. Such dreams are rarely about sex and more about feelings of vulnerability, although they are sometimes about freedom from inhibitions. See also COLORS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the hanger(s) were empty, your dream may mean that you are just hanging in there. You need more motivation and encouragement.... My Dream Interpretation
(See Cleanser.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The humiliation will be equaled to the extent of the clothes it had ripped.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The clothes you chose to wear are significant and say a lot about how you want the world/your peers to see you.
If you dream of getting “dressed up”, then you are preparing yourself energetically to make an impression. This dream may be a symbol that good news is forthcoming and will be worth celebrating. See Clothes.
If you dream of dressing for a salad, see Salad Dressing.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For Jungians, wearing clothes of the opposite sex may signal the dreamer’s need to express the anima (female aspects of the male nature) or the animus (male aspects of the female nature). For Freudians, a child dressing up in adult clothes, particularly if the clothes are those of the opposite sex, may suggest childhood rivalry with one parent for the affections of the opposite sex parent.
If you are simply changing outfit in your dream, this may suggest altering your mode of behavior, role or mood.
If you astonish yourself by shopping for, buying and wearing unusual clothes in your dream that you would never normally wear in waking life, then your unconscious may have been suggesting that you have become too set in your ways and outlook, and that it is time to open your mind up to new opinions. Is it time for you to break out of your rut and for other people to sit up and notice you?
On the other hand if you dress casually in waking life and dream of wearing a business suit, your unconscious may be urging you to adopt a more business- like approach.
If you were surprised by the color of the clothes in your dream— either your own or those belonging to someone else—then see if that color has significance for you (see COLORS).
If you find yourself dressed in expensive designer clothes you couldn’t normally afford, this may also be simple wish- fulfillment, especially if you are fashion conscious.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Copulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Car; Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Mobility, independence.
3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.
If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.
If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.
To see empty rivers, denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Obstacles, turbulence in need of crossing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the river runs through the streets and markets, and if one sees people bathing in it or taking their ritual ablution in it in one way or another it in a dream, such a river then represents the justice of a ruler.
If the river floods the streets, or runs through people’s homes and damages their properties and personal belongings in the dream, then the river represents an unjust ruler, or it could represent an invading army.
If a river flows from one’s house and causes no harm to anyone in a dream, it represents one’s good intentions or deeds.
If one becomes a river in a dream, it means his death. Murky waters in a dream signify worries and fearing a great man. Crossing from one side of a river into another in a dream means dispelling one’s fears or worries. It also could mean severing one’s association with such a man only to meet with another one. Jumping from the middle of a river to the riverbank in a dream means escaping from the wrath of a ruler. Losing something in a river means suffering harm and damages from a ruler.
A river flowing inside one’s house in a dream means prosperity. Ifone sees people drinking from it in the dream, it denotes his generosity and sharing of his wealth with needy people, or it could mean imparting knowledge to others.
If a poor person sees a river flowing inside his house in a dream, it means that he will drive a member of his household out of his house because of an abominable and a sinful act, or adultery.
A river in a dream also means a good deed or a regular income.
A river with murky and putrid waters in a dream represents hell-fire. Seeing one of the heavenly rivers of paradise in a dream means prosperity.
The heavenly river of milk in a dream represents God’s gift of the innate knowledge and criterion which is given to His creation, and it represents submission to His sovereignty and obedience to His commands. Seeing the heavenly river of non-intoxicating wine in a dream meanselation and intoxication from one’s love for God Almighty. Seeing the heavenly river of honey in a dream means knowledge or the Holy Qur’an. Drinking from Egypt’s Nile in a dream means receiving a great wealth, gold and power.
(Also see Euphrates; Kawthar; Walking on water; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the river is raging it symbolizes turmoil and distress.
If the river is peaceful it symbolizes God’s blessing, Deut. 8:7.
A dry river can symbolize disappointment, Job 6:15-20.
A river can also symbolize the Holy Spirit, Jn. 7:38-39 ... Christian Dream Symbols
The river can be calm, in flood, or even dried up, representing our state of feeling about our energy, sexuality and emotions—the energy which as anxiety can cause illness, or as pleasure sustain health. Similarly we can drown in the river (drown in despair), float on it, be carried along by prevailing feelings, or cross over, suggesting change or even death. Generally, then, it depicts the feelings which flow through us or we are immersed in; the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood, the flow and events of our life or destiny. Being in river: being influenced by or immersed in one’s internal flow of feelings and energies. Crossing river: making great changes.
If one is in the water to cross, it means meeting a lot of emotions in the process of change. Seeing someone cross river feelings about death; same as falling in river. Going against current: resisting one’s own feelings, going against prevailing influences or attitudes; going back to the womb.
Directing a river: channelling one’s emotional or sexual energy. Stagnant river: restrained feelings or sexuality; holding oneself back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A trip on a river often symbolizes your life journey.
A raging river predicts difficult obstacles connected to physical urges and bothersome emotions. Pay attention to how the water is moving!... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the waters of the river are rough and muddy you will be taking a journey that could lead to an increase in your fortunes, though there are certain risks attached.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Free-flowing thoughts and actions.
The beginning of the river is the past, and where it goes represents the future. This is especially true if you dream of yourself traveling on the river.
If you see yourself in the water, being conveyed by an overwhelming current, this reflects either relinquishing yourself to your instinctive, emotional nature or having your individuality washed away by circumstances.
Traversing a river in a small water craft is an alternative type of path dream in which the current reflects your direction of personal growth.
Healing. Rivers figure heavily into folk medicine in which healers used the water’s movement to convey sickness visually away from a patient.
If this is the case, what is the water taking away? This item will give more meaning to the dream.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about a big river where the water is very clear: a good sign, everything in your life is moving along without interference.
If the water in the river is murky: people around you are hostile and you may need to fight back.
If the river is flowing over its banks: others are gossiping about you—your plans are going to “drown.” Falling into the river: bad luck. Swimming in the river: you may have to deal with a dangerous adversary, but you will succeed. Swimming against the current is a symbol of internal contradictions that need attention and resolution. Swimming across the river means you are leaving the past behind—positive changes are beginning to take place. See Brook.
Depth Psychology: The river is considered the energy reservoir of your soul. You are not making enough use of these energies—or you may not even be aware of them (see Stream).
The condition of the river represents your emotional energy and strength. These energies may carry you where you have no intention of going and they can also destroy! See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there are signs of storm, then be very cautious in your plans, for trouble lies ahead.
To fall or jump in, shows domestic worries.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that the river is flowing gracefully, then you are in sync with your emotions and instincts.
If you dream that you are going against the current, then you are resisting your instincts, intuition and deeper feelings.
If the river is raging, then you are having an emotional catharsis, dealing with strong emotional currents.
If you dream that you are crossing the river, then you are taking great risks and making courageous changes in your life. See Ocean or Water.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are on a boat, make a careful checkup on your finances.
A muddy river threatens jealousy.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you fell in the river, it indicates approaching domestic difficulties, but if you jumped in, you are being warned against hasty actions.
To dream of sitting on, or walking along, the bank of a river is a sign that if you continue along your present lines success will follow.
See also Water, Sky, Landscape, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Crossing a river in a boat may symbolize either death (see Dead / Death); or a more or less fundamental change of lifestyle or attitude. Crossing by a bridge may signify a change as above; or it may be a symbol of avoiding a flood of passion or observing it from the safe vantage point of a detached observer.
If you think the river does represent emotion, try to identify the emotion (e.g. by asking the river questions and getting answers by role-playing the river) and then decide what you are going to do about it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are swimming against the current, relax and lighten up with the demands you have been placing on yourself.
If you are trying to get across the river and cannot find a way, you are temporarily blocked in dealing with an emotional situation. Build within yourself a new route, expanded perspective, in order to resolve the situation.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream of this element, everything indicates that your emotional side is totally balanced. But, if the waters are turbulent, you may be having emotional conflicts. In contrast, if the river is dry, the dream represents the suspicion that you have been the victim of deceit. According to Jung’s psychoanalysis, the river represents life, destiny.
If the dreamer is enjoying the shore, it denotes a fear of existence. In contrast, if something pleasant attracts him to the opposite shore, it suggests that to achieve your goal, you should overcome tests and learn to dominate the currents of the spirit. Freudian psychoanalysis, in contrast, associated the river with the father figure. Lastly, crossing a river denotes a change in style of life. (See WATER and FISH)
In his novel Siddhartha, Herman Hesse writes close to the river. He says that you can learn a lot from it: how to listen with the heart and how to hope with the soul without passion or desires nor judgments or opinions that trouble you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The intensity of the river’s flow in a dream is a direct barometer of the level of emotionality in your life that is being expressed by this image.
The force of a river can run the gamut from a babbling brook to a torrential powerhouse.
The volume of water involved can also vary greatly.
A dry or barren riverbed indicates a lack of expression and a desperate need for emotional content. One that is overwhelmed by flooding might point to a situation that may feel dangerous and threatening to the stability of your life. An obstacle that blocks a river, such as a dam, reveals some level of emotional blockage.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the water is peaceful and tranquil, then a restful break to regenerate one’s energies might be in order. In some mythologies rivers are symbols of death, which could also be interpreted as the passing from one state of consciousness to another.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it the river is static, your unconscious may have been commenting on your lack of drive and direction.
If you threw a stone in the river, did the ripples that formed echo your sense of going around in circles in waking life? The river depicts the richness or poverty of your life energy, so if you are crossing a river in your dream, this suggests you are in the process of making great changes in your life.
If you are in the water to cross, it means you will feel a lot of emotions in the process of change.
If you see someone else cross the river or fall into the river, this may refer to your feelings about aging and the passage of time.
If the river is contaminated, this suggests that you are holding back your feelings in waking life and not doing the best you can for yourself.
If you were in a river—or steamboat in your dream, this may refer to the circumstances that surround you, for example your family or home life. The context of the dream and how you feel will all help you with the interpretation. Was the boat solid and safe like a steamer, or fragile like a canoe or a dingy?
Canals, dams and reservoirs are all designed to regulate water flow and in dreams they suggest conscious attempts to control emotion; how effective they are at directing the water mirrors how effective you have become at controlling your emotions in waking life. A canal may also symbolize the birth canal and thus represent a desire for children. Because reservoirs are where water is collected and stored, if one features in your dream, could it be commenting on your own emotional reserves? The water level of the reservoir in this dream is important.
If it is high, your emotional resources are abundant but if it is low, you may be feeling emotionally drained by the demands of others. In dreams, dams also suggest control over your emotions, and their effectiveness in your dream will say a lot about your emotional health. If, in your dream, you were standing on a bridge watching the water flow beneath you, you could be ready to leave the past behind—as suggested by water under the bridge—since you are at a turning point in your life (the bridge is a symbol of transition). See also TRAVEL.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dream reveals an image of yourself contemplating on the river bank, pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious or feeling confident? If an artificial embankment or levee appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you need to build stronger defenses as you are in danger of being submerged by unconscious desires.
In dreams, lakes are symbols of the unconscious. What lurks beneath the water? If you dream of fishing, swimming or sailing on the lake, this can suggest contentment; if you are drowning, this suggests anxiety. For Jung, a lake, like the sea and the river, is a symbol of the mother archetype. A dream pond can suggest hidden depths. When you see a swamp in your dream, it is referring to a part of your life that is dark and hidden, or to something that is holding you back.
If you see a marsh, this may refer to anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking life. A spring is an image of beginnings and, as such, it symbolizes maternity in dreams as well as purity and clear, clean water.
According to Freudians, the image can suggest joyful sexuality. Jungians might see dreams springs as an image of the inner life or spiritual beginnings. A waterfall unites images of female and male sexuality with the foam of the tumbling waters evocative of the sensations of orgasm. Alternatively, the turbulence of the waterfall can represent powerful changes in your life. See also ELEMENTS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need to assist someone in solving their problems, i.E., Help someone who is “screwed up.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the screwdriver was held by a person you know in real life, you may feel like they are “all screwed up” or “screwing with you” (deceiving you in some way).... My Dream Interpretation
If the needle happens to break, his affairs will be disrupted and he will become needy and poor.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of feeling embarrassed about being seen in your underwear, it may suggest an unwillingness to reveal your true feelings, or to have your opinions made public. What color is your dream underwear? Red may reveal hidden passions, yellow a secret fear and so on.
If your underwear is dirty or torn, it may reveal that you are not at ease with yourself right now and feel uncomfortable about your sexuality. Ancient dream oracles suggested that dreams of being in your underwear were an omen of guilty pleasures that would cause much grief. A dream that features nightwear does not necessarily have a sexual connotation; you may simply need more sleep. Pajamas and nightdresses also suggest openness and relaxation.... The Element Encyclopedia
If black: restraint or unconscious sex drives. Dirty or grubby: sex attitudes we are not proud of; difficult feelings about biological side of self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you are washing clothes in your dream, this symbolizes an improvement in the way you present yourself to the world.
If you are washing underwear, this may indicate the resolution of feelings of sexual insecurity.
If you are washing someone else’s clothes, this may indicate your desire to help that person feel better about themselves.
According to ancient dream oracles, washing clothes and yourself was a sign of good fortune, but stained clothes and taking a bath fully clothed indicated misfortune.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see them soiled or in disorder, foretells you will lose close relations with some much-admired person.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The same dream could mean that either she will benefit from the good qualities of her husband or he will benefit from her good qualities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation